Friday, November 9, 2012

1862 November 10 Cowin's Cross Roads 2.20 P.M.

Hd. Qrs. Cavalry Division
Cowins X roads Nov. 10 2.20 P.M.                                       
To Major Gen'l Parke
    Chief of Staff
           The enemy attacked
us in force this morning about
eight o'clock, drove in my
pickets some six miles from here
at Hazel river, with infantry &
artillery  & cavalry--I found
my command at this place
the best in the neighborhood
& after a severe skirmish
have repulsed them--General
Sturgis at Amissville most
generously offered me every
assistance & sent three of
his regiments to bring support
  The enemy must have suffered
considerably--my loss was
is trifling--I have heard of
no one kil[l]ed--There's a

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report that Longstreet had
sent out a division last
night to attack me here--
while they evacuated Cul=
pepper--they came on very
boldly until checked by my

                         Very respectfully
                        A. Pleasonton
                          Brig General
                          Comd'g Cav: Division
MSS 495

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